McGhee Tyson, Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge airports to get grants

McGhee Tyson, Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge airports to get aeronautics grants

NASHVILLE (AP) - Six Tennessee airports will be getting federal and state aeronautics grants totaling more than $281,000.

The state Transportation Department announced this week that grants will be going to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, McGhee Tyson in Knoxville, General DeWitt Spain in Memphis, Millington Regional Jetport, Savannah-Hardin County Airport and Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport in Sevierville.

The grants are made available through the department's aeronautics division.

It administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of the state's public aviation system.

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